Federer: My level does not Qualify me to win the Roland Garros championship
Roger Federer admitted he was not playing well enough to win the French tennis title after the Swiss veteran finished preparations for the Grand Slam tournament early on the clay court in Geneva on Tuesday.
Federer, 39, lost, on Tuesday, in the second round of the Geneva Championship, Switzerland, to Spain’s 75th-ranked Pablo Andujar, in two groups to one group, by 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, in the only clay court tournament in which he prepares for the French Open competitions. Kicks off on May 30th.
He added, “Of course, crazy things can happen, but I am not sure that during the last 50 years in the French Open, a player at the close of forty and after a year and a half of absence has won all the matches.” Federer stressed that the coming weeks will be important in his season. And he continued, “The feeling when you return to the professional tournament prompts you to think about making better decisions, so when you left the match, I felt that I could have played better.” He added, “The feeling is strange and frustrated, but at the same time this is the process that I would like to go through, so I cannot blame myself too much and I need to return to work.”